"It can certainly be asserted that Joe Paterno could have done more. He acknowledged this himself last fall," the family statement said. "But to claim that he knowingly, intentionally protected a pedophile is false."
If you report a crime to your superiors -- instead of the proper authoririties -- and nothing is done about it ...
And you, in turn, do nothing further to make the police aware of the crime .....
are concealing the crime & protecting the criminal & potentially creating new victims.
just football ... it's a big money-maker for the school. Hence the cover-up.